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    Aaron Copland is arguably one of the most important 20th century American composers. His uses of texture and tonal settings have contributed greatly to the way people think about film scoring and orchestral composition. During his life, he was at the forefront of his style, and his legacy is quite immense, including the founding of not only the AMC but also, with his passing, the Aaron Copland Fund for Music. He was at times a critic, mentor, and above all, a chief organizer of what was and still

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    Aaron Copland was born November 14th 1900 in Brooklyn, New York. He is the youngest of five children to Sarah Mittenthal, his mother and Harris Copland, his father. He had two brothers, Ralph and Leon and two sisters Laurine and Josephine. As early as the age of nine, he began making up songs on the piano and two years later, his older sister Laurine began giving him piano lessons. In 1914, Copland began studying with his first professional piano teacher, Ludwig Wolfsohn in Brooklyn, New York

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    Aaron Copland Aaron Copland has been viewed as a leading pioneer in American music. His music incorporated popular forms of American music such as jazz and folk. Aaron is one of the most highly respected and an admired twentieth century composer. Aaron Copland showed great influence in helping American composers break free from the ‘European’ style of music. In this paper I will briefly examine Aaron Copland’s life and influences reflected in his music and several musical styles. Aaron Copland

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    Aaron Copland was an American composer that wrote music for ballets, films, and symphonies. His music contained ties to folk, Latin American, and jazz genres such as his songs El Salon Mexico and Fanfare for the Common Man. As a composer, he also won many awards. Aaron Copland got his start in music when his sister began to teach him piano. Further into his career, he began to study abroad in France with Nadia Boulanger. During the 1920’s he came back to the United States to write a concerto for

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    Aaron Copland was born on November 14th, 1900 in Brooklyn, New York, United States (3). His parents, Harris Morris Copland and Sarah Mittenthal Copland, were Jewish immigrants from Russia (6). Copland had four older siblings who grew up together. When he was eleven years old, one of his sisters, Laurine, taught him how to play a piano (3). Laurine also influenced to his musical world by introducing him to ragtime and opera (6). From 1913 to 1917, he took his first formal piano lessons from Leopold

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    Aaron Copland is a twentieth century American composer, teacher, and conductor. Schuman (1980), refers to Copland as the “Dean of American Composers”, which he attributes to his stylistic contributions to American culture including film. His works includes songs, chamber music, ballets, theater, symphony orchestra, solos, and chorus. Copland’s approach to composing included twelve-tone, a basic exhibition of serialism. Crawford & Hamberlin (2013), describe this style as organizing twelve pitches

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    composer in American history for writing so many unforgettable works: Aaron Copland. He lived a life inspired by many things as well as inspiring people all across the nation, and it really led to the opposite of being drawn into himself, as he described in the quote above. He was born in Brooklyn, New York on November 14 in 1900. He was the youngest of five children to Sarah and Harris Copland. A musical spark came out in Copland already at the age of 11 as he began piano lessons with his sister.

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    In October 1958, Aaron Copland made his television debut on the BBC program Monitor, marking the start of a successful new sideline for a composer whose career was already well established. Alongside ever more frequent conducting appointments, Copland's appearances in television documentaries and interviews provided a new outlet for his talents, particularly as his compositional inspiration began to wane.' With his distinctive facial profile, affable and straightforwardly articulate manner, and high

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    The great and respected Aaron Copland was an American composer known for his ballad scores. In his essay, “How We Listen To Music” Copland wanted avid music listeners to realize that you can not just be dazed. His mind had sorted out three planes of listening for us: the sensuous plane, the expressive plane, and the sheerly musical plane. He simply defined each plane, illustrating it, and then contrasts between the three. With this people will be a cautious of their music surroundings. Being a

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    works: Aaron Copland. He lived a life inspired by many things as well as inspiring people all across the nation, and it really led to the opposite of being drawn into himself, as he described in the quote above. He was born in Brooklyn, New York on November 14 in 1900. He was the youngest of five children to Sarah and Harris Copland. A musical spark came out in Copland already at the age of 11 as he began piano lessons with his

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